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Jean Hollander

Author's Bio

Jean Hollander was director of Annual Writers' Conferences at the College of New Jersey for 23 years. She has taught literature and writing there, as well as at Princeton University, Brooklyn College, & Columbia University. She was Poetry Editor/Columnist at the Princeton Packet for many years. She gives lectures on Dante's Commedia, as well as teaching poetry writing at various institutions. She has given over a hundred readings of her own poetry, as well as workshops at universities,libraries,bookstores, and poetry events, such as the Geraldine R. Dodge Poetry Festival, The University of Dallas, The Poetry Society of America, Barnes & Noble Reading Series in Manhattan and Princeton, Station WPFW for Voice of America, Harvard University, Poets House, etc. She has published over three hundred poems in hundreds of magazines and anthologies.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Torn Love (David Robert Books, 2013), Organs and Blood (David Robert Books, 2008), Verse Translation of Dante's PARADISE (Doubleday/Anchor, 2008), Verse Translation of Dante's PURGATORY (Doubleday, 2003), Verse Translation of Dante's INFERNO (Doubleday, 2002), Moondog (Quarterly Review of Literature, 1996), Crushed Into Honey (Saturday Press, 1986)
Chapbooks:
Counterpoint (Bright Hill Press, 2011)
Journals:
American Scholar, Asheville Poetry Review, Cumberland Poetry Review, Literary Review, National Review, Nimrod, Pegasus Magazine, Poem, Sewanee Review, Southern Humanities Review
Prizes:
Gold Medal from City of Florence for translation of Dante's COMMEDIA, 2008 Eileen W.Barnes Award for CRUSHED INTO HONEY 1986. 3 Poetry Fellowships from NJState Council on the Arts. 1st Prize of $1,000 for a single poem in Billie Murray Denny Poetry Contest an Allen Ginsberg Award, etc.

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Listing last updated: December 15, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Poet
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Naturalists/Environmentalists
Fluent in:
German, Italian
Born in:
Vienna
Raised in:
New York, NY

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